Today's News

  • 2014 elections could mean change in leadership

    With less than three weeks until the filing deadline, the majority of the county’s top elected officials could see an easy re-election.

    Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. is the filing deadline for anyone seeking a federal, state or local office in Kentucky, according to County Clerk Julie Barr.

    But as of Monday, it was mostly those who currently hold elected office who had already filed to run in 2014.

  • Gang group back in court

    Seven individuals charged with participating in organized crime have pleaded not guilty after being indicted on that and other drug charges.

    La Grange Police arrested the seven who appeared last week, plus one other man in October after a weeks-long investigation into possible drug and gang activity.

    According to police, the Oldham 8 are affiliated with the Southside Crips gang, but those charged have denied the affiliation in court.

  • Special vote for alcohol at Yew Dell

    A popular Crestwood event center is hoping a special election will allow them to sell alcohol by the drink.

    Yew Dell Botanical Gardens is host to many business events and weddings year-round, but currently can only make alcohol available by hiring a licensed caterer to provide it.

    But a recently- passed state law has expanded those currently limited options for the property, Jackie Gulbe, communications coordinator for Yew Dell, said.

  • Pass the salt, please

    Directing two tons of metal through treacherous conditions sounds like a nightmare for most, but for Andy Rankin, it’s just another day on the job.

    Rankin sits behind the wheel of truck 38 as a four-year veteran of the Oldham County Road Department. This winter, he and the department have gone out to salt or plow five times to head off wintery conditions on county roads, Rankin said.

    “It’s not a hard job, it’s just tedious,” Rankin said. “Your mind has to be in the game.”

  • Baptist honors first baby of 2014

    Jessica Bush rang in the new year with an unexpectedly early bundle of joy.

    Thomas Eugene Howard was born at 2 p.m. on Jan. 1 to Bush and Tommy Howard of Carrollton. Thomas was the first baby born in 2014 at Baptist Health La Grange. The healthy 7 pound, 8 ounce baby boy was 14 days early and measured 20 inches.

    “I’m pretty excited,” Bush said. “I’m a little nervous about having a boy.”

  • New Year’s exhibit comes to oldham historical center

    New Year’s is celebrated in America in different ways, usually with lots of friends, parties, confetti, party horns and staying up late to ring in the New Year. Visit the Oldham County History Center’s Peyton Samuel Head Museum and explore some New Year traditions celebrated around the world.

    This exhibit is geared toward children in a year-long effort to educate them about different cultures and the county in which they live.

  • Living treasures honored at reception
  • Center takes used Christmas trees for recycling

    The Oldham County Recycling Center will be giving new life to local Christmas trees. The center will be accepting trees to chip into mulch that will be used by the county.

    “It’s something the judge and fiscal court approve of because it’s environmentally friendly,” Director of Oldham County Solid Waste and Recycling Linda Fountain said.

  • Election 2014 filings Jan. 9
  • Innovator of silent film techniques forgotten by many

    Hear ye, hear ye. Be it known that “the 22nd day of January hereafter be observed as David Wark Griffith Day.”

    And so it has been since Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1975, in Oldham County when Judge Wendell Moore signed into affect a proclamation designating David Wark Griffith Day.